The best time to plant a fruit tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
I will be at the Lafayette, La. Garden Show on Saturday at Blackham Coliseum on April 1 with trees for sale including Hass Avocados.
I will be at the New Orleans Garden Show at City Park on April 8, 9 with trees for sale including Hass Avocados.
Citrus Trees - All trees are in 5 gallon pots
These are top quality Louisiana nursery grown citrus trees.
LARGER TREES -All my 5 gallon trees are 1 year old at this time.
Because of the ongoing bug infestation of Floria Citrus trees, my grower has taken additional steps to insure the high quality of all his Citrus Trees.
All trees are now certified to be Asian Citrus Psyllid insect free!! We are trying to keep the citrus insects under control here in Louisiana.
I keep a large variety of citrus trees at my location in the New Orleans area.
- Lemon--Meyer, Ponderosa, Lisbon, Pink Lemons
- Lime -- Persian, Key, Kieffer
- Orange -- Navel, Valencia, Louisiana Sweet, Hamlin, Calamondin, Blood, Mandarin, Tangerine and Red Navel
- Satsuma--Owari, Brown Select, Armstrong Satsumas
- Grapefruit--Ruby Red,
- Chandler Pummelo
- Kumquat--Meiwa (sweet), Nagami (tart)
- Figs-- Brown Turkey, Celeste, LSU Gold, LSU Purple, Texas Everbearing, Smith, Native Black
- Also Persimmons, Pomegranates, Loquats, Chinese Chestnuts.
All varieties are available in 5 gallon containers for $40.00. These trees are 1 to 1 1/2 years old and will produce some fruit this season. Keep in mind that first and second year citrus fruit can be poor quality and should be cut off.
For more info contact Ray, Cell 504-931-9768
I am located in Metairie, Louisiana
2032 Pasadena Ave. Metairie, La. 70001
Calamondin info, aka Miniature Orange Tree
A Calamondin is a cross between a kumquat and orange or kumquat and mandarin. It makes a very nice houseplant. The plant height can be controlled by the pot size and pruning. It will grow larger in the ground. Cold resistant 25 degrees.
It is quite showy and fragrant when the fruit and blossoms kick in. Blooms and produces fruit all year long. The fruit is orange/red about golf ball size. It taste like a lime with a hint of mandarin. The rind is edible and sweet to taste. The fruit is juicy with high acidity. The fruit makes an excellent marmalade. It also stops insect bite itches. The fruit can be frozen whole and used as ice cubes in summer drinks.
The plant is rather cylindrical and erect with dense branches and will grow in a variety of soils.
Calamondin Info http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/calamondin.html
Pomello info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomelo
Caring for Indoor Citrus
Here is a brief guide for keeping your indoor citrus plants happy and healthy:
- Location: Make sure your plants receive five to six hours of sunlight. Set your tree in a southern exposure, if possible, or supplement the light by using 40 watt fluorescent shop lights above the plants.
- Fertilizer: Use an acidic fertilizer during the plant's active growing season in late winter, June and August. Use a high-nitrogen-low phosphorus food (20-10-10) or one specifically for citrus every time you water.
- Water: Your pot must have good drainage as you water every few days. Mist the leaves and give your tree a shower occasionally.
- Humidity: Homes in winter have drier air, so try a tray of pebbles under the pot.
Questions? Ray, Cell 504-931-9768 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All my trees are 3 to 5 feet tall.
I'm located at 2032 Pasadena Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana.
Ray, Cell, 504-931-9768
For general information regarding home citrus production click on the following informative sites. Topics include;
- Insect Control
- Fruiting Schedule
Citrus information is available from the LSU website.
Other Citrus info